Several institutions participating in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Transition to Practice (TTP) Program still have TTP Associate positions available for the 2015–2016 academic year. Interested residents and recent residency graduates are encouraged to review the program profiles on the ACS website at https://www.facs.org/education/program/ttp and submit their curriculum vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org with a list of institutions to which they have an interest in applying.
The ACS Division of Education launched the TTP Program in 2013 in response to the identified need for additional surgical training for general surgeons leaving residency. The program is intended to bridge the gap between residency and independent practice. TTP Associates experience increasing autonomy throughout the year in a broad-based clinical setting, build their competence and confidence in general surgery, develop practice management skills, and gain practical experience for the next phase of their careers. Working closely with experienced surgeons, TTP Associates have the ability to concentrate on specific areas within general surgery to refine operative skills based on their career goals.